2018.06.26 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
❄️ The Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC), renamed the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal to the Children's Literature Legacy Award over complaints that a 19th century born writer didn't use 21st century racial sensitivities in her writing.
Who knew that books written in 1932, about things that happened in 1868, might include some views of Slaves or Native Americans that wasn't as enlightened as today? Rather than trusting people to use that as a teaching opportunity about History, they decided to rename the award and pretend it never happened. After all, if people get used to understanding or researching history, they might learn the truth about progressives place in it.